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The Truth About Poisoned Halloween Candy


It may be that the only devils out there are the ones in costume. You know how they get when they've had too much candy.

While we all have some quirky neighbors—perhaps our neighbors believe we're the weird ones—it seems that on Halloween night they might not be lacing their candy with lye and rat poison or not even handing out razors and used hypodermic needles. Joel Best is a sociology professor from University of Delaware who's been researching the phenomenally generalized fear of tainted Halloween candy. He's studied news reports as far back as 1958, and though he's found some wild stories, the truth of the matter might surprise you. "No child has ever died or been seriously injured by contaminated Halloween treats," he says.

Read on . . .

A Sure-Fire Way to Improve Your Roof Top Tent

Custom LED lights in a Roof Top Tent, Eezi-Awn, Camping Lab, Hannibal, TechnitopHannibal and Maggiolina Roof Top Tents on the Beach in Baja, Mexico showing off their custom LED light installations

You know one major problem with owning a roof top tent - and I don't care if it's an Eezi-Awn, a Hannibal, or a Technitop, the problem is the same: they're super comfortable, super easy to set up and take down, and they're super irritating because you're still stuck with a headlamp attached to your head if you have any care at all to read a book or put on some jammies.

Seriously, it's like going to an awesome world famous pizzeria with incredible pie, but you have to bring your own cheese. Or worse, it's like going to Mom's house and having to cook your own meals.

Roof top tents have comfy mattresses, superior tent walls and all that jazz but they don't have lights inside. Which is a deficiency of epic proportions. A giant-sized "WTF?"

The Sunday Morning Chillax: This Old Car by David Wilcox

david wilcox playing guitar

Iffy territory this music thing. Good chance you and I don't exactly share the same taste. So let me put it like this: singer and song writer David Wilcox handles the stage all by himself with an acoustic guitar and a mountain of stories; in his shows you'll climb that mountain. Along the way, he'll build a little fire and tell the stories. And this one? Told from the point of view of 16-year-old minivan that's been around since the first days of a family's new baby. As a fairly enthusiastic car guy myself, I enjoy this little number . . .

Cool Find: Patagonia Girls' Re-Tool Snap-T® Pullover

Patagonia Girls' Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover

There's a can-do philosophy that seems to characterize the brand Patagonia, no doubt an attitude forged by founder Yvon Chouinard, and it reflects well in this new pull-over fleece for girls. Meaning this: this synthetic fleece is composed of 51% recycled materials . . .

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